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Wind Finland 2017

Beautiful surroundings and spectacular exhibitions
Wind Finland 2017 offers you a getaway from daily routines! Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre is located in the Nuuksio National Park only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki. The Haltia exhibitions offer you an authentic experience of nature from all of Finland. Exhibitions are open all day for Wind Finland guests. Complimentary bus service for seminar guests operates between Central Railway Station and Haltia.

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8:00 Bus from Helsinki Central Railway Station

8:30 Registration opens in Haltia

8:45 Coffee in the restaurant

9:20 First session: 

Anni Mikkonen

Kimmo Tiilikainen

Giles Dickson

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen

11:40 Networking lunch at the restaurant

13:10 Second session: 

Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen

Pasi Vainikka

14:30 Networking break at the exhibition hall

15:40 Third session:

Maiju Seppälä

Kimmo Ollikka

17:00 Pre Cocktails at the exhibition hall

18:00 Bus to Helsinki

18:00 FWPA’s Members’ Evening

21:00 Bus to Helsinki

22:30 Bus to Helsinki



The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia’s address is Nuuksiontie 84, FI-02820 Espoo. Haltia is located roughly 30 kilometres from Helsinki city centre.

By seminar bus

Complimentary bus service for seminar guests operates between Central Railway Station and Haltia. Schedules to be announced soon.

By car

When driving to Haltia, turn off the Turku highway (road no 1) to Nupurintie road (road number 110). At Nupuri turn north onto the Brobackantie road. The Brobackantie road then changes into the Nuuksiontie road, which you should follow until you reach Haltia. There are signs to The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia along the road.

By public transportation

You can also reach Haltia by first taking the train U, E or X to Espoo Centre and continuing with the bus 245/245A/245K to Nuuksionpää/Kattila that departs from Espoo Centre/ Espoo Train Station (plattform nr 32). Get off the bus at the Solvalla sports institute stop. From the bus stop, it is only a 30-metre walk to Haltia.

Within the City of Espoo, you can travel with the local city bus pass; on the lines crossing municipal boundaries in the metropolitan area, you will need a regional pass. The trip from Espoo Centre to Haltia takes roughly 25 minutes, and the trip from the centre of Helsinki to Haltia lasts roughly one hour. You will find time tables and connection maps at



Scandic Simonkenttä
Address: Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki
Phone: +358 9 68380

Seminar prices for 26.-27.10.2017:

Standard room for one 167 € / night
Standard room for two 187 € / night

Use reservation code TUU261017. Seminar prices available until 11th of October.

FWPA's Members' Night

FWPA’s legendary Members’ Night will be held at beautiful Haltia. Members’ night is perfect occasion to combine fun and networking. This year there will also be precocktails in magical Haltia Exhibition Hall, so people will have more time to mingle before dinner.

Official afterparty at “Kalle’s”. Free entrance with seminar ticket until 23.15 (cloakroom fee applies). Learn more:


Past seminars

Wind Finland 2016 Program

Wednesday 26th of October

Jarno Limnéll: Cybersecurity – necessity and enabler

Robert Speht: Support Schemes all around the world

Anja Liukko: Finnish wind power sector is in between two phases

Jan Hagen: Vestas perspectives on continued competitiveness in the Finnish market

Andrew Garrad: The big picture – how is wind power doing in global framework?

Valtteri Hongisto: Health effects caused by the infra-sound of wind turbines

Hannele Holttinen: Energy transition, electricity market and wind power

Leena Sivill: Renewable energy scenarios to 2050

Interaction with Nordic seminars

Wind Finland 2015 Program

Thursday 29th of October

Main stage

Jason Staines, Entrepreneur, Aalto EE Helsinki, Living with Purpose – Calm, Courage and Self-Belief

Christopher StanleyIndependent new blade quality Inspections: Why and how?

Pasi Vainikka, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
The worst ideas in energy future

Anja Liukko, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Finland’s RES-target for 2030

Valtteri Hongisto, TTL
Perceptions of wind turbine noise around two Finnish wind farms

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Etha Wind & Puhuri Oy
Estimating icing in Finnish climate conditions

Sten Lillienau, Neas Energy
Challenges and possibilities of handling more wind power in the power system – conclusions from Denmark

Session 1, Insights of Finnish wind power market

Heidi PaalatieFinnish Wind Power Association, Market trends

Sanna UskiVTT- Technical Research Centre of Finland
Grid Connection Requirements for Wind Power Today and in Near Future

Ville VyyryläinenAttorneys-at-Law Mäkitalo Rantanen
What are mankala corporations?

Aleksi NordlundFortum Power and Heat Oy
Physical power market from wind owner´s perspective – Case: balance management

Sami HaapanalaRSC Finland Oy
Verified SODAR and LIDAR measurements speed up wind power development

Anni MikkonenFinnish Wind Power Association
Options for Future Support Mechanisms for Renewables in Finland

Session 2, Contract clinic

Aimo HalonenAttorneys-at-Law Mäkitalo Rantanen
Contracts (in Finnish)

Session 3, Communications clinic

Minna HaapsaariViestintä Haapsaari
Communications (in Finnish)

Wind Finland 2014 Program

Insights to Finnish business culture – U.S. Ambassador to Finland, Mr. Bruce Oreck

How is the wind land doing? – Anni Mikkonen, CEO, Finnish Wind Power Association

Successful project development – Karoliina Joensuu, Section Head Wind Power, Pöyry Finland Oy

Grids – How to get connected? – Petri Parviainen, Head of Grid Service Unit, Fingrid Oyj

Minimizing uncertainty in arctic climate wind measurements – Juha Paldanius, Vaisala Oyj Networks

Wind turbine sound – the hottest topic in Finland? – Mauno Aho, Project Manager, FCG Design and Engineering Oy

Challenging modeling of wind profiles in Finnish conditions – Arne Gravdahl, Dr, CTO, WindSim A/S Etha Wind Oy

Recent legal praxis and learning of cases from higher courts – Aimo Halonen, Partner, Attorney-at-law, Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Oy

Protecting the deal: Legal issues in successful Finnish wind projects – Andrew Cotton, Partner, Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd

Feed-in tariff: Recent changes and outlook to 2030 – Anja Liukko, Counselor, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Investor experiences, comparison to other European markets – Ben Stafford, Associate Director, Private Equity/Infrastructure, Impax Asset Management

Panel discussion and summary of the day
Ms. Anni Mikkonen, CEO, Finnish Wind Power Association
Ms. Karoliina Joensuu, Section Head Wind Power, Pöyry Finland Oy
Mr. Aimo Halonen, Partner, Attorney-at-law, Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Oy
Ms. Anja Liukko, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Mr. Ben Stafford, Associate Director, Impax Asset Management Ltd.


Saara Jalkanen
Finnish Wind Power Association
+358 40 134 3336

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